Staff

  • Camille Alter-Shaw

    Camille Alter-Shaw

    Administration Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Doug Ashwell

    Dr Doug Ashwell

    Associate Head of School - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    I am a senior lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing. I teach at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. My research interest is in the areas of science communication, particularly how the public come to understand science and technology. I am also interested in how the New Zealand media portray science and technology and the impact this reporting has on public perceptions of science.

  • Dr Mark Avis

    Dr Mark Avis

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Prior to returning to academia I had a diverse career, including spending time as a submarine officer in the Royal Navy and working in international sales and marketing roles in multinational companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific. I have an interest in critical approaches to theory, and my research interests include choice of branded products and evolutionary psychology.  I also have a personal interest in economics and enjoy modern history (in particular Chinese).

  • Dr Ravi Balasubramanian

    Dr Ravi Balasubramanian

    Associate Head of School - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Alyth Begg

    Alyth Begg

    Personal Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Associate Professor Margaret Brunton

    Associate Professor Margaret Brunton

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Margaret Brunton's research focuses on the role of communication in facilitating a sustainable health sector.  Prior to entering academia, Margaret worked as an RN in clinical and management roles in the public and private health sector, caring for various cultural groups in a clinical setting. Subsequent research interests include the influence of the health reforms on practice, the provision of services, and the multicultural workplace in the health sector.  Research focuses not only on the communication practice of health professionals within public health organisations, but also on those the system is designed to serve.

  • Dr Sandy Bulmer

    Dr Sandy Bulmer

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Andrew Chrystall

    Dr Andrew Chrystall

    Associate Head of School - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Dr Andrew Chrystall’s research unfolds from the aesthetic-historical and interdisciplinary approach of Marshall McLuhan, the Toronto School of Communication, and Media Ecology. His research portfolio demonstrates sustained attention to the effects of media and the interrelations between culture and technology. In addition to his primary discipline(s)—Media and Communication Studies—Dr. Chrystall has a background in Public Relations, Sociology and Theology. He also had a vital and exciting career in a variety of “cultural” industries prior to becoming an academic. Dr Chrystall also likes surfing, playing judo and is an underwhelming jazz guitarist. 

  • Associate Professor Henry Chung

    Associate Professor Henry Chung

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Dr Henry F. L. Chung is an Associate Professor in Marketing. He has completed his Doctor of Philosophy with University of Waikato in 1999. Prior to this, he acquired a MBA degree in international business from The George Washington University in Washington D.C., USA and a BBA degree from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Henry’s key research areas include international marketing standardization/adaptation strategies, immigrant effect (i.e., Australian/New Zealand and international firms hiring immigrants to manage their business operation in the immigrants’ country of origin), market entry mode, managerial ties and guanxi (Chinese networking) and marketing orientation.

  • Fiona Comey

    Fiona Comey

    Postgraduate Programme Administrator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Associate Professor Margie Comrie

    Associate Professor Margie Comrie

    Senior Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Simon Cope

    Simon Cope

    Senior Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Simon brings a strong mix of practical elements combined with solid theory to the classroom.  Having used his marketing knowledge to effectively market himself he then helped to grow a number of small business to the point of being sold as viable ongoing profitable entities. He then did an MBA specializing in direct marketing to further his education....Simon thrives on business strategising and implementation. 

  • Prof Stephen Croucher

    Prof Stephen Croucher

    Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Emma Dresler

    Dr Emma Dresler

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    The three dominant themes in my research are consumer psychology, research methodology and health promotion. I combine several innovative methodologies and apply these approaches to studying the social influences on the behaviours of young consumers. I have applied them in the investigation of the issues surrounding consumer learning, health and food consumption patterns, especially in the school environment. In aggregate, my research projects seek to engage in theory development, assessment and recommendations to promote long-term behavioural change that may be inconsistent with people's core belief system.

     

  • Dr Steven Elers

    Dr Steven Elers

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Prof Jonathan Elms

    Prof Jonathan Elms

    Professor - Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Jonathan Elms is the Sir Stephen Tindall Chair Professor in Retail Management. Jonathan leads Massey University’s Bachelor of Retail and Business Management, NZ’s only retail degree. He is also the Director of the Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS), NZ's 'centre of excellence' for retail research, education and scholarship.

    Jonathan joined Massey in December 2014 after spending seven years at the Institute for Retail Studies (IRS), University of Stirling. At Stirling, Jonathan directed the IRS’ undergraduate retail marketing programmes delivered on campus and in Singapore.

    He holds a BSc (Hons) Marketing, MSc Management, and PhD in Marketing from Lancaster University

  • Dr Angela Feekery

    Dr Angela Feekery

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Pam Feetham

    Dr Pam Feetham

    Lecturer in Marketing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    I teach the 300 level marketing paper 156334 Marketing Planning, Internal and Distance Modes. Marketing Planning is an applied paper that allows students the opportunity to work with real organisations with very interactive and reflective learning.
    I'm also a confirmed PhD student, a few months off completion. My thesis is focused on how the public will react to climate engineering proposals, involving interdisplinary fields of marketing and science communication. I was recently an invitied speaker a the first ever climate engineering conference in Berlin. Other research interests are brands, particularly Private Label brands, indigenous branding and brand tracking.

  • Dr Jeannie Fletcher

    Dr Jeannie Fletcher

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Jeannie teaches communication papers and supervises student research in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing (College of Business) on Massey University's Wellington campus. Her research focuses on communication in organisations and the ways in which effective organisations create and sustain contexts that foster the innovative capabilities of their people. Before coming to academia Jeannie worked in a management role in the public health sector.  

  • Dr Susan Fountaine

    Dr Susan Fountaine

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Craig Fowler

    Dr Craig Fowler

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Claudia Freitas Da Silva

    Claudia Freitas Da Silva

    Programme Support Administrator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Chris Galloway

    Dr Chris Galloway

    Senior Lecturer\Programme Leader - Master of Professional Public Relations - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Chris joins many years of experience as a journalist and senior public relations specialist to his academic interests in issue, risk and crisis communication. He has taught at universities in both Australia and New Zealand.

    His other interests include the Middle East, especially the way public relations techniques are used to present and position different protagonists. He travels to the region as often as he can.

  • Prof Shiv Ganesh

    Prof Shiv Ganesh

    Professor in Communication - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Shiv Ganesh (PhD Purdue University) is Professor of Communication and Head of School at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University. Shiv's research engages with substantive issues that arise from the intersection of communication processes with globalization, digital technologies sand civil society organizing. Specific studies he has published include such topics as technological transformations in collective action and social justice, dialogue and social change, volunteering and nonprofit organizing, global aspects of the digital divide, and neoliberalism and entrepreneurship.

  • Charlotte Graham

    Charlotte Graham

    Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Associate Professor Elizabeth Gray

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Gray

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    I teach professional writing, editing and publishing at undergraduate level, and also undertake graduate supervision.  My research interests include women's journalism history, workplace communication competencies (particularly oral communication), and stakeholder communication for non-profit organisations.

  • Associate Professor Grant Hannis

    Associate Professor Grant Hannis

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Dr Grant Hannis co-ordinates the Master of Journalism programme at Massey University in Wellington, where he teaches, among other things, news writing, statistics for journalists and journalism history. He is the editor of New Zealand's standard journalism textbook, Intro, and has published research on reporting on diversity, journalism history and journalism education. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, he spent six months in the United States in 2010 researching and teaching journalism at San Francisco State University. He was a financial journalist for 14 years at Consumer magazine, and latterly managed the writing staff at the magazine.

  • Tracey Hepi

    Tracey Hepi

    Senior Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
    Tutor - School of English and Media Studies
    Tutor - School of People, Environment and Planning

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  • Dr Alexandra Hess

    Dr Alexandra Hess

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Mimi Hodis

    Dr Mimi Hodis

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    I was awarded a PhD in communication from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA. My research interests are particularly class instruction and its effect on communication apprehension, self-perceived communication competence, and willingness to communicate;  public relations; persuasive communication; student communication patterns and their relationship with self-regulation mechanisms and motivation to achieve in school.

  • Dr Judith Holdershaw

    Dr Judith Holdershaw

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Prior to joining Massey University, Judith worked for organisations in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia, and she has travelled extensively. Judith has a PhD in Marketing and teaches in the areas of Essentials of Marketing, Strategic Marketing Management and Social Marketing. Judith’s research interests are in the areas of food marketing and food labelling; country of origin labelling; and health and social research, .

     

  • Dr James Hollings

    Dr James Hollings

    Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader - Journalism - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    James Hollings’ main responsibilities lie with the Masters in Journalism, and the Editing and Publishing and Investigative Reporting papers of the Bachelor of Communication. He has worked in senior roles in newspapers and radio. His doctoral dissertation was on the decision-making processes of reluctant witnesses, and he has published on the characteristics and attitudes of New Zealand journalists, media reporting of suicide, disaster reporting, and the practice of investigative journalism. He is also interested in journalism psychology, photojournalism, and contemporary journalism practice. He is co-founder of the New Zealand Centre for Investigative Journalism: http://cij.org.nz/

  • Dr Jenny Zhengye Hou

    Dr Jenny Zhengye Hou

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Teresa Housel

    Dr Teresa Housel

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Flora Hung-Baesecke

    Dr Flora Hung-Baesecke

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Before joining Massey University, I was the Associate Director for Center for Media and Communication Research and the public relations program option coordinator at Hong Kong Baptist University. I am also the Special Overseas Board Member for Public Relations Society of China and the Academic Committee member in China International Public Relations Association. In 2015 and 2016, I was awarded Arthur W. Page Legacy Grant by Arthur W. Page Center. I was also named one of the 2009 Top 100 PR People in China and the 2014 Educator Fellow by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.

  • Claire Jowsey

    Claire Jowsey

    Administration Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Heather Kavan

    Dr Heather Kavan

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    I teach Speech Writing. Students explore footage of great speeches from real-life and film, and learn how to incorporate powerful techniques into their own speeches. The Speech Writing courses take two forms: university degree courses and customised courses for organisations.

    On the research front, I'm fascinated by existential questions, and spend every spare moment researching religion, spirituality, and transcendent states of consciousness. I'm the 'go to' person for information on religious groups and unconventional manifestations of spirituality, and I've helped film makers, lawyers, scholars, and ordinary people who need specialist information in these areas.

  • Dr Jae-Eun Kim

    Dr Jae-Eun Kim

    Senior Lecturer in Retailing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Roman Konopka

    Roman Konopka

    Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Michelle Laurenson

    Michelle Laurenson

    School Administrator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Ming Li

    Dr Ming Li

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    I am originally from Kunming, China. I taught English language and literature at Yunnan Normal University, from 1980 to 1995. I was awarded a doctoral degree in intercultural communication by Latrobe University, Australia in 1999. I have taught a number of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels since my arrival in New Zealand in 2000: International Language and Business Communication, Business Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Introduction to Human Communication, Global Communication and Managing Communications Technology. My research interests centre around international education, intercultural communication, migrant studies, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

  • Murray MacRae

    Murray MacRae

    Executive in Residence - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    I have 25 years experience in hi tech industry, having worked for large multinationals and large local companies,operating both in the local and international markets, in the disciplines of marketing, investment raising, finance and business unit management.

    With extensive experience in new product development, product management and market research, I have over the last ten years have been advising START UPS and teching innovation, with a personal  focus on hi tech hi growth globally ambitious firms.  

  • Jane Marshall

    Jane Marshall

    Tutor in Academic Writing - School of English and Media Studies
    Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Elena Maydell

    Dr Elena Maydell

    Senior Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Prof Valentyna Melnyk

    Prof Valentyna Melnyk

    Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Andrew Murphy

    Dr Andrew Murphy

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Niki Murray

    Dr Niki Murray

    Senior Lecturer/Accreditation Manager - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Niki’s specialist research areas include adult literacy, health communication, stress and coping and women in academia. She is experienced in project management of large research projects, building and managing collaborative research teams, and the design, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative research studies. Additionally, she holds an interest in the analysis and interpretation of qualitative research and has worked with qualitative methodologies for the past eight years.

  • Merja Myllylahti

    Merja Myllylahti

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Prof Leo Paas

    Prof Leo Paas

    Professor/Programme Leader - Business Analytics - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Leo Paas has started his career in business as database marketer at a large bank in The Netherlands and he has worked as a consultant in the Dutch financial services industry. In 2002 he started working as an Assistant Professor at the marketing department of Tilburg University. In 2005 he became Associate Professor at the marketing department of VU University Amsterdam. In 2014 he joined the department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University as a Professor. He has published extensively in high tier academic journals.

  • Dr Nitha Palakshappa

    Dr Nitha Palakshappa

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Dr Nitha Palakshappa is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University.  Before coming to Massey she was at the University of Waikato.  Nitha currently lectures in the field of Marketing Strategy and Management.

  • Dr Erika Pearson

    Dr Erika Pearson

    Senior Lecturer in Communication and/or Public Relations - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Raja Peter

    Dr Raja Peter

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Associate Professor Sean Phelan

    Associate Professor Sean Phelan

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Sean has been working at Massey University Wellington since August 2003 and has a PhD in Communications from Dublin City University. He teaches and researches in the field of critical communication and media studies. He is the co-editor of Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) and Scooped: The Politics and Power of Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand (2012, AUT media). His book, Neoliberalism, Media and the Political, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2014.

     

  • Dr Paul Pickering

    Dr Paul Pickering

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Daniela Rosenstreich

    Dr Daniela Rosenstreich

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Dr Rosenstreich has a passion for excellence in customer service and for understanding the customers' perspective and this has been reflected in both her research and teaching during her decade as an academic. Prior to becoming an academic, Dr Rosenstreich spent ten years in management and business development roles in the higher education and local government sectors.

  • Kousar Sadeghzadeh Fesaghandis

    Kousar Sadeghzadeh Fesaghandis

    Graduate Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Jan Sinclair

    Dr Jan Sinclair

    Senior Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
    Senior Tutor - School of English and Media Studies

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  • Prof Frank Sligo

    Prof Frank Sligo

    Director of Stakeholder Engagement - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    I've spent most of my working life at Massey University but have also taught at two universities in the USA and two in China. My main research areas are in adult literacy, information richness and poverty, and the knowledge-behaviour gap. Higher levels of literacy are correlated with higher income, trust in others, sense of political efficacy, and readiness to engage in volunteering. Massey University’s Adult Literacy and Communication Research (ALCR) Group has been funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and the Tertiary Education Commission.

  • Dr Loren Stangl

    Dr Loren Stangl

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Dr Loren Stangl is a Lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University where she teaches Strategic Marketing Management and Market Planning.  Loren's area of interests include innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalisation. She is a strong advocate of enterprise engagement and the Assistant Director of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre. Before coming to Massey,  Loren worked in industry for 14 years. She was a co-founder and International Marketing Director for an Indonesian home decor manufacturer from 1990-2003 and Assistant Director of Marketing for the largest Chinese food distributor in the US from 1986-1989. 

  • Dr Catherine Strong

    Dr Catherine Strong

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Dr. Strong’s wealth of journalism and public relations practical experience influences her academic teaching and research.   Prior to joining academia, she was senior journalist in such newsrooms as Radio New Zealand, TVNZ, Akron Beacon Journal, and Solomon Island Broadcasting.  Later she was managing director of the successful Wellington corporate media relations company Cabix.  Her research focuses on current journalism practices,  She introduced drone journalism and podcast production to core courses.   Her teaching awards include both on-campus and distance modes.  She recently taught 3 years in the Middle East city of Dubai.  

  • Dr Luk Swiatek

    Dr Luk Swiatek

    Lecturer in Communication and Public Relations - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Lukasz Swiatek primarily researches strategic communication, especially in relation to awards and prizes. Other research areas include entertainment, creativity, and teaching and learning (in higher education). He is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, and the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and his teaching and learning blog regularly receives visitors from around the world. Luk has also worked in ethnic media and integrated communication, in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, in Australia.

  • Dr JT Thaker

    Dr JT Thaker

    Lecturer in Communication and/or Public Relations - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    JT or JAGADISH THAKER (Ph.D., George Mason University) is a Lecturer at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University.  He is an affiliate researcher with the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, and Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation at National University of Singapore. His research examines ways to understand and enhance vulnerable communities adaptive capacity to climate change impacts, and he specializes in the fields of science and climate change communication, health communication, and strategic communication campaigns. 

  • Fran Tyler

    Fran Tyler

    Supernumerary Graduate Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Dr Franco Vaccarino

    Dr Franco Vaccarino

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Danielle van den Berg

    Danielle van den Berg

    Personal Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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  • Prof Harald van Heerde

    Prof Harald van Heerde

    Research Professor/MSA Charitable Trust Chair in Marketing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Harald van Heerde is a Research Professor of Marketing at Massey University (Albany campus)Harald specializes in econometric models to measure the effects of marketing activities on performance. His work has appeared in the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and the International Journal of Research in Marketing.

    Harald is the recipient of the William O'Dell Award (Journal of Marketing Research), the Paul Green Award (Journal of Marketing Research), the Long-term Impact Award (Marketing Science), and the twice the Best Paper award of the International Journal of Research in Marketing.

  • Prof Malcolm Wright

    Prof Malcolm Wright

    SMSI Business Integrator - Student Management Solution Implementation
    Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Malcolm Wright is a Professor of Marketing at Massey University.

  • Dr Akhteruz Zaman

    Dr Akhteruz Zaman

    Lecturer in Journalism - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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